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This paper presents the results of a complete series of tests and calibrations of a bleed‐type pressure sensor used in order to determine in‐stream static pressure fluctuations in a turbulent boundary layer just above a pure laboratory wind–wave field. The static calibrations show that for air flow mean velocities lower than 15 m/s, the sensor response depends not only upon the pressure but also upon the velocity and the temperature of the air flow. Dynamic calibrations prove that the temperature and velocity sensitivities depend strongly upon the frequency. They are important for low frequencies and equal to zero only for frequencies greater than 0.1 Hz if the sensor is operated in an isothermal turbulent flow and greater than 1 Hz for a nonisothermal flow. Pressure sensitivity doesn’t depend upon frequency for a range from dc to 600 Hz.